Diversity in Aquatics is about empowering and driving a community-first approach to aquatic growth and programming.

To that end, the organization drives boots-on-ground activities and events through councils made of individuals who have chosen to devote their time cultivating diversity and education in activities they participate in or under-served communities they belong to.

Each council is supported by the organization's ability to provide guidance and best practices, and has the power of the Diversity in Aquatics network behind it. Whether you are a past, present or future aquatic professional, these councils are created to share information and cultivate genuine opportunities to engage.


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Caribbean 

Chair: Janelle Atkinson-Wignall

A council to increase education about water safety and drowning prevention as well as connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in aquatics within the Caribbean. 
 Joshua Edwards

HBCU / HSI

Chair: Rahim Booth and Knolan Rawlings

To connect individuals and groups who current participate or are interested in sustaining and growing aquatic programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. 
 Joshua Simmons

Rowing

Chair: Brannon Johnson

To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in crew/rowing.
 Jacqueline Howard

Swimming

Chair: John Yearwood

To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in competetive swimming. 
 
 Peter Aiko

SCUBA

Chair: Gerard A. Smith

To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in scuba.
 Gary Alexander

Triathlon

Chair: Norman Seavers

To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in triathlons.
 Joshua Sung

Veterans

Chair: Trevor Kelly 

To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in increasing aquatic opportunities and awareness for veterans.
 Janice Eckart

Research

Chair: Dr. Angela Beale

This group looks at Research - Resources - Statistics - History - Forms involving Aquatics.
 

Don't see your
sport or interest?

Councils are active and engaged groups that connect online and in person.
Each council is independently organized based on the interests of the group and the administration
by the council chair and must adhere to the bylaws of our organization to reap the
benefits of our network and have access to the resources and program assistance we offer. 

Learn more about creating a
sport or community-specific council today.